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  •  According to Schumer the Senate is (2+ / 0-)
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    freakofsociety, brooklynbadboy

    sooooo very close to getting the 60 votes for cloture on the "Opt-out" (He said this on MTP).  What the Senate Dems are complaining about that Obama is NOT providing the leadership to push this from the 5 yard line into a touchdown.

    What Reid is going to have to do is do what he feels is right which is put the "opt-out" into the bill.

    Obama 7/09: "Don't bet against us" (unless the Dems screw it up).

    by Drdemocrat on Sun Oct 25, 2009 at 07:07:45 AM PDT

    •  Al Hunt On George Shithead Says That (1+ / 0-)
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      Cedwyn

      liberals are going to have to take a compromise on the PO with a trigger because we have to have Snowe to pass a bill.  I thought he was a liberal, but he is showing his true colors.  Dems don't need Snowe bitch.  Democrats should call her bluff.  She will vote for a health care reform bill with a strong PO or she is history in Maine.  

    •  The issue seems to be which compromise: (0+ / 0-)
      1. When (trigger) - a robust, nationwide public option that may never start; or,
      1. Where (opt-out) - a robust public option starting in 2013, but not in states that opt-out; or,
      1. How much (e.g.: co-op) - a weak, useless, nationwide public option starting in 2013.

      Few people are proposing #3 anymore. It seems to have come down to #1 or #2.

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